The award-winning interior designers at Romanza Interior Design ensure they capture the spirit of each homeowner using innovative ideas and techniques, but when they create designs for luxury model homes, they are able to express their own vision for the home. This allows them to create an interior design that will not only make the home exquisite, but draw the attention of prospective homeowners seeking an elegant and sophisticated home in beautiful Southwest Florida.
At the 39th Annual Aurora Awards competition presented by the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) and the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA), Romanza Interior Design was awarded for their efforts with multiple Grand and Silver Aurora Awards recognizing several Naples FL homes.
The SEBC is the largest building industry trade show in the southeast and honors architectural design, interior design, and planning excellence for companies throughout the Southeastern U.S. and Eastern Caribbean. Nearly 400 entries in 61 categories were considered within the 12-state region stretching west to Texas and Louisiana, north to Virginia and also including the eastern Caribbean. The designers at Romanza Interior Design were thrilled to share the stage with Southwest Florida home builder, London Bay Homes, to accept awards for three of their luxury model homes.
Custom Single Family Estate Home: 4395 Gordon Drive
Grand Aurora for Best Bath Merchandising
Silver Aurora for Best Interior Detailing
The single-family estate home built by London Bay Homes is located at 4395 Gordon Drive rand eceived the coveted Grand Aurora Award for Best Bath Merchandising of a Home priced at over $800,000, as well as the Silver Aurora for Best Interior Detailing for a Home priced over $2,000,000. The master bathroom of this two-story, waterfront home in Port Royal features dual baths offering two spa-worthy retreats that create the feeling of a luxury resort – including one that brings the outside in as it showcases views of Cutlass Cove and the beautiful greens of mangroves on Keewaydin Island just across the water. Design by Jennifer Stevens of Romanza Interior Design, the rest of the home is elegant and sophisticated, blending honed stone and wood plank flooring, accent panels of exotic woods like sapele, anigre and walnut, and distinctive reglet details on walls and door frames to create a uniquely contemporary style that unifies the foyer, great room, wine cellar and study.
The Port Royal home offers four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms in its 4,648 square feet under air, as well as a study, wine cellar, elevator, and a second-floor loft with morning kitchen. The model’s open floor plan features a spacious great room and adjoining kitchen and dining area. The great room’s wall of stacking sliding glass doors open to an elevated outdoor living area equipped with a summer kitchen, overlooking the linear pool and spa. At the rear of the grand estate home, you’ll find a private boat dock with access to the Gulf of Mexico through nearby Gordon Pass. This home also includes membership eligibility in the exclusive Port Royal Club and Cutlass Cove Beach Club.
The Watlington in Old Naples
Grand Aurora Award for Best Kitchen Merchandising
Silver Aurora Award for Best Interior Design
The Watlington model home by London Bay Homes located at 41 5th Street South in Old Naples received the Grand Aurora Award for Best Kitchen Merchandising of a Home priced over $800,000, as well as the Silver Aurora Award for Best Interior Design of a Home priced from $1,000,001 to $2,000,000. The kitchen of this Downtown Naples home is part of the home’s gorgeous open floor plan and facilitates entertaining with a large kitchen island featuring a cantilevered countertop and storage, as well as an additional sink and casual seating. A nearby butler’s pantry offers even more space for stocking party essentials. The colors and accessories in the kitchen are kept to a minimum to provide a streamlined, clean look, but the rest of the home features a beautiful coastal contemporary design with bright turquoise and green accent pieces that look like beautiful coral on the walls and glass shelves in the loft. Designed by Jennifer Stevens of Romanza Interior Design, the home offers a beautiful backdrop for entertaining, incorporating backlit beams and the glimmer of metallic and reflective surfaces as well as ample upholstered furniture and casegoods for comfortable seating for entertaining and conversation. Other highlights of the home include a blue-flame glacier crystal linear fireplace in the dining room, rich ombre draperies in shades of blue, a large rustic oak and antique nickel table with seating for eight, and ash wood flooring.